Weight loss is a difficult, complicated long term issue representing one of the top health concerns of today. Many miracle cures have come and gone, and more recently reality TV programs which tend to give false expectation of what can realistically be achieved. At Azure Medical, our focus is for you to live your best life, taking into account all aspects of your wellbeing. We take a caring and sensitive approach helping you consider the various options for losing weight. More than this, we also assist when the weight is lost, getting rid of stubborn areas of fat which are difficult to shift.
The first step we encourage you to take is to book a consultation with your Azure Medical GP. Your GP can assess any health issues that might be impacting upon your ability to lose weight, such as thyroid disorders. When indicated, your GP can also refer you to the Dietitian, Physiotherapist or Exercise Physiologist using a GP Management Plan. GP Management Plans enable you to claim Medicare rebates for up to 5 sessions of Allied Health per year.
We can organize full blood pictures and investigations, and manage associated problems such as high blood pressure or diabetes. When appropriate, your GP can discuss with you medications such as Duromine or Saxenda, or a referral for consideration of surgery such as gastric sleeve or lap band.
Lizzie, our onsite Dietitian can go through your goals and potential barriers to reaching them. Lizzie’s approach is care and education, encouraging you with tailored individual plan which can include drawing up specific eating plans. Please be aware Medicare and private health insurance rebates may apply.
Whole of body X-rays (known as DEXA Body Composition scans) are a tool providing vital information about how much fat, muscle and fluid your body contains, and where it’s distributed. DEXA is significantly more exact that jumping on a pair of scales. Our expert DEXA scanners will take the time to explain to you how you might consider modifying your diet and exercise program depending upon the results.
If you are around your ideal weight but have areas of stubborn fat that won’t shift, Body Sculpting treatments are less invasive alternatives to liposuction. CoolSculpting uses a process of freezing pockets of excessive fat, and Velashape uses heat and radiofrequency energy to reduce circumference, improve the appearance of cellulite and tighten the skin. These are safe, well-proven, pain-free, no downtime treatments administered right here in our health hub.
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